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50 Cent 'Stars' in 'MaleFiftyCent'

June 6, 2014

50 Cent's release of his fifth album Animal Ambition this week has thrust the multihyphenate back to his original career as rapper. The businessman's recent promotional run for the album — his first since 2009's Before I Self Destruct —...

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Fight the 'Power': 50 Cent on His New Cable TV Drama

June 5, 2014

Back when Curtis James Jackson III was working an outer-borough corner — and before the South Jamaica resident became rap star/movie star/business mogul 50 Cent — he saw a lot of power plays and pole positioning go down among some would-be...

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50 Cent Blames Bad Pitch on 'Excessive Masturbation'

June 4, 2014

Last week, rapper 50 Cent made headlines not for his music – but his lack of athletic skill, throwing the worst first pitch in the history of MLB (and, well, since the invention of baseballs). But there's a perfectly good explanation for the...

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Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win

June 2, 2014

Earlier this year, 50 Cent slid from the world's biggest major to an indie deal – a move that, just a few years ago, would have been as unthinkable as Alex Rodriguez stepping to the plate for a farm team. And where the old 50 – the guy who,...

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50 Cent Is Now an Indie Artist

February 20, 2014

50 Cent has severed ties to Interscope Records, as well as its Eminem- and Dr. Dre-helmed imprints, in favor of an independent distributor. All future Fiddy releases, as well as those by artists on his G-Unit label, will now come out via Caroline. Where...

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Nicki Minaj, G-Unit Win Summer Jam 2014

June 2, 2014

A decade ago, when 50 Cent performed at his hometown stadium party, Hot 97's Summer Jam, chaos ensued when audience members threw chairs at him during a G-Unit performance. 50 threw them back. At the time, his compatriot Tony Yayo told the audience, "Something...

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50 Cent on his Pitching Skills: 'I'm Not a Professional Player'

May 30, 2014

50 Cent made headlines (and SportsCenter) earlier this week, after his disastrous first pitch at a New York Mets game. And, once you watch his wayward toss – which went up the first-base line, rather than taking the traditional route towards...

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50 Cent Should Never Go Near a Baseball Again

May 28, 2014

50 Cent's hip hop bona fides and business acumen is indisputable. His athletic ability, apparently, less so. The rapper was invited to throw out the first ball Tuesday night at Citi Field, where the New York Mets were hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates....

2013

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50 Cent Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charge

August 6, 2013

50 Cent entered a plea of not guilty in court on Monday for charges of domestic violence and vandalism in a case involving his ex-girlfriend, Daphne Navarez. The rapper was told to stay away from Narez, reports The Associated Press, and he is also prohibited...

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50 Cent Denies Attacking Ex-Girlfriend

July 5, 2013

50 Cent was accused on Wednesday of attacking an ex-girlfriend and vandalizing her home during an argument in Los Angeles on June 23rd. The 37-year-old rapper faces five criminal charges – one count of domestic violence, four counts of vandalism...

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Diddy Tops List of Richest Hip-Hop Artists

March 28, 2013

Diddy keeps stacking that paper: The producer-rapper and Bad Boy Records founder tops Forbes' latest list of the richest hip-hop artists, which he also led last year. Diddy's net worth is estimated at $580 million, with much of his wealth coming from...

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50 Cent Faces Domestic Violence Charge

August 5, 2013

Rapper 50 Cent is due in a Los Angeles court today to face arraignment on charges that include domestic violence and vandalism. If convicted, the rapper faces up to $46,000 in fines and up to five years in prison, The Associated Press reports. 50...

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Summer's Must-See Documentaries

June 25, 2013

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a smattering of strong documentary films marks this year's solstice, with topics ranging from fracking to public...

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50 Cent Premieres 'Major Distribution'

January 23, 2013

50 Cent just released the video for his Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy collab “Major Distribution.” Reminiscent of classic G-Unit tracks, “Major” boasts a buzzing baseline and narrative synths produced by Marvin “Soul Professa”...

2012

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50 Cent, Eminem Go on the Run in 'My Life'

November 28, 2012

In his new video for "My Life," 50 Cent links up with old pal Eminem and Maroon 5's Adam Levine to escape pursuing helicopters. While 50 meets up with a colleague in a black car to make his move, Eminem flees on foot and Levine takes a helicopter head-on....

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Former Lawyer for Eminem and 50 Cent Arrested for Weapons Stash

November 10, 2012

A former lawyer for 50 Cent and Eminem was arrested last week on felony weapons charges, the Tarrytown Daily Voice reports. Police say they found a huge stash of firearms, including an AK-47, a TEC-9 automatic handgun and a sawed-off shotgun, along with...

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Dre's 'Detox' May Only Be EP, Says 50 Cent

October 19, 2012

While in Paris promoting his new line of headphones, 50 Cent said that Dr. Dre's highly anticipated and oft-delayed album Detox might only be an EP, and that the shortened record may only include five or six tracks. "I don't know if he's even excited...

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50 Cent Gets Boxing Promoter's License in Las Vegas

November 20, 2012

Ever the entrepreneur, rapper 50 Cent secured approval last week for a boxing promotor's license, The Associated Press reports. The rapper's company, SMS Promotions, will host its first bout December 8th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas...

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50 Cent Performs at Brooklyn Boys & Girls

November 9, 2012

Rap superstar 50 Cent kicks off Yahoo!'s new Crash Concerts performance series with a surprise show at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club in Brooklyn, New York. With G-Unit partner-in-rhyme Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid in tow, the "In The Club"...

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